[Klima Reports] Solar power fuels Surigao island’s rise from Odette

2022-12-19T21:40:36+08:0018 Dec 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

On December 2021, Super Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, devastated the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands. A year later, Klima Fellows from Philippine Daily Inquirer Erwin Mascariñas and Ivy Marie Mangadlao visited one of the affected villages and documented how solar energy helped the community back on its feet.

Empower the children and youth to act on climate change

2022-07-13T17:56:13+08:0013 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ira Dominique Guerrero | July 13, 2022 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE ABRIDGED VERSION HERE “When I came to think of my life in those days, considering my youth then, I am surprised how I stood it all,” Gregoria (“Oriang”) de Jesus, the nation’s ultimate Lakambini and Katipunera, wrote in her autobiography.Oriang was [...]

‘The future is frightening’

2021-10-04T14:43:01+08:0003 Oct 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

October 3, 2021 | Published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer | READ THE STORY HERE Last Sept. 24, hundreds of protesters across the country joined a global climate strike demanding urgent action from governments to address climate change. Among them were fisherfolk and young environment advocates who marched to the site of the controversial Manila Bay [...]

Long-term plans needed to protect Metro Manila’s most vulnerable from rising seas

2021-09-28T16:22:05+08:0027 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 27, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE (Last of two parts) Ariel Cortes has lived most of his life surrounded by water. As a young boy in the 1970s, he worked as a fishpond caretaker until he was old enough to [...]

Urban poor struggle to adapt as rising seas threaten to remap Metro Manila

2021-09-28T15:58:43+08:0026 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 26, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ STORY HERE (First of two parts) Odd-sized wooden stilts strain to keep Jocel Madrano’s house just over a meter above the gray polluted waters of Manila Bay. The shack, a patchwork of dilapidated plywood and partly anchored [...]

Pandemic shows why Metro Manila needs more, better bike lanes

2021-09-01T18:58:35+08:0028 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Mariejo Ramos | August 28, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE With around half a million people now biking to work in Metro Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government should put up better road infrastructure that moves people and not cars, according to a group advocating environment-friendly modes [...]

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